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Historic Huguenot Street: A Great Part of Your Visit to the Hudson Valley
Historic Huguenot Street is located in New Paltz, New York. Set in the picturesque Hudson Valley, New Paltz is at the heart of a region rich in history, art and recreational activities. Whether you live in the area, are planning a day trip or vacationing in the valley, Historic Huguenot Street is a place to relax and experience a unique American story.
The independent spirit of our Huguenot founders is alive and well in New Paltz today. Individuals are drawn here for the beauty of the region, the culture and accepting nature of the town. Many of them stay and become an integral part of our charming and eclectic community.
New Paltz is convenient to the New York City metro area, western New England and New York's Capital District. We're just 90 minutes from Manhattan, and an easy drive from the five boroughs, northern New Jersey, western Connecticut and northeastern Pennsylvania.
Historic Huguenot Street is just steps from our fabulous and funky downtown, which features many locally-owned specialty shops and boutiques. Water Street Market is a short walk down the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. A variety of dining options, from fine dining to ethnic food to more simple fare, can be found downtown. Framing the village is the Shawangunk Ridge, which draws rock climbers from around the world. Much of this is protected today by the Mohonk Preserve and the Minnewaska State Park. The State University of New York at New Paltz, the modern-day university which has its roots in the 19th century academy founded by Huguenot descendants, rounds out our village and gives New Paltz the optimism and youthful spirit of a vibrant college town.
New Paltz is also convenient to other Hudson Valley destinations, including Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, Woodstock, Bethel, Beacon and Hudson. For art lovers, Dia: Beacon and the Dorsky Museum are close by. Mohonk Mountain House is just minutes away. A short drive across the Hudson River is the Culinary Institute of America, Vassar College, Marist College, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Home, the Vanderbilt Mansion and Bard College. The newly-opened Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and the Walkway Over the Hudson are right in our backyard.
To learn more about visiting Historic Huguenot Street, click here. Go to our directions page to see how easy it is to get to us. For more information about the New Paltz area and Ulster County, visit the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce or Ulster Alive!
We're a must-see destination for all seasons. Historic Huguenot Street is a particularly beautiful and interesting part of our local scenery.